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Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told a tent full of farmers Wednesday that she supported the Senate-passed farm bill and hopes a version of it becomes law soon. (Photo by Don Davis)

House candidates strive to please farmers

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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- It is no surprise that U.S. House candidates speaking to farmers will say they support agriculture, but on Tuesday, six of them delivered subtle signs of differences.


In southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, for example, U.S. Representative Tim Walz strongly supported a farm bill awaiting House action, Allen Quist opposed it for being too heavy on food stamps and not paying enough attention to farmers and Mike Parry fell in the middle.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.